A man claims he witnessed a horrific demon copying a “possessed” 17-year-old girl moments before she was exorcised.
Footage – like the one seen above – often shows people claiming to have a demon inside them speaking in creepy voices.
But one exorcist’s son has gone one step further, saying he has seen such figures as separate entities beside their hosts.
Brian, from New Jersey, US, told the chilling tale to The Confessionals podcast and explained that his mum used to work as an exorcist and pray for people who were thought to be possessed by demons.
He said the encounter has stuck with him as one of his most troubled childhood memories.
Explaining the girl’s condition, he said: “She was sitting down with her head above the bannister and the handrail.
“She was cursing at her mother, screaming at her and cursing her, and when I looked at her I noticed that – I’m a little kid and I’m not used to that language – I look over and I see something hazy.
“It was like black and hazy, like semi-translucent, and it was like a head and it had this long scraggly hair sticking up everywhere and it had black eyes.
“Like, where the eyes were, there were no eyes it was just black circles and what really got me, what really caught my attention, was the daughter’s mouth was moving and this thing’s mouth was moving in unison.”
Brian made it sound like the teenager was a helpless puppet fully controlled by the “demon”.
“Whenever she would curse or say something, the mouth of this thing – I would call it a demon, I don’t know what it was, it was just so disgusting – its mouth would move along with this girl’s mouth,” he added.
Brian said the glimpse of the demon lasted six seconds and then his mum went inside and got to work on the girl, praying over her until the demon was banished from her body.
This comes after an exorcist revealed that one of the most terrifying symptoms of “demonic possession” was superhuman strength – claiming that it once took nine men to hold down a woman he was treating.
And a woman who claims she was possessed after trying magic and ouija as a teenager says she used to smell dead flesh and wake up covered in scratches.
Possessed victims will also hover while exorcisms are being performed, according to an archbishop who said he once saw a woman get stuck on the ceiling for six hours.